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Call The Midwife renewed for three more seasons

Call The Midwife

Story by Jack Foley

HIT BBC drama Call The Midwife has been renewed for three more seasons.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, and Piers Wenger, director of BBC drama commissioning, made the announcement, confirming that the period medical drama will now run through seasons seven to nine.

Each season will consist of eight hour-long episodes as well as a holiday special, with the storylines being taken to the mid-1960s.

Moore commented: “I’m privileged to have Britain’s most popular drama series on BBC One, and this new three-[season] commission underlines our commitment to the show.”

Heidi Thomas, creator, writer and executive producer of the show, welcomed the news, saying: “I am hugely excited by the prospect of creating three more [seasons] of Call The Midwife.

“In the 1960s, Britain was a country fizzing with change and challenge, and there is so much rich material – medical, social, and emotional – to be explored. We have now delivered well over one hundred babies on screen, and like those babies, the stories keep on coming!”

Call The Midwife debuted in 2012 and has become the most-watched drama series in the UK, according to the BBC. All seasons have seen “near or over 10 million viewers per episode”, it adds.

Season six is due to start in early 2017.

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